Tag Archive for Change Control

Guidelines for Making Quality System Changes

Q: I think we understand what’s required for changes to a product design or manufacturing process. But when it comes to making changes to a quality system procedure or work instruction, we’re not clear on what’s needed prior to implementing such quality…

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Incoming Inspection: Is Pass/Fail OK?

Q: At my company, incoming inspection includes measuring the length of a cable used in our products. The results are recorded as “pass/fail”. My colleague thinks the actual results (the measurement) should be recorded instead. I can’t recall an actual regulation…

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Design Change: How Does FDA Define It?

Q: From an FDA viewpoint and your own experience, how would you recommend we define a “design change” in our design control procedures? A: FDA has said that any change to the finished, packaged and labeled device should be considered a design…

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Audit Trail Corruption: How to Correct and Document It

Q: We’re a laboratory software developer. Recently, while examining a customer’s data, we discovered some corruption in their audit trail data — a few duplicate records. We’re tracking down how this happened, and of course we will correct the root cause. However, my question…

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